, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 16 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged leaders to desist from engaging in politics of division and hatred but instead focus on issues that can spur development in the country.
President Kenyatta who was addressing residents of Baringo County says Kenya is a democratic country but cautioned that political leaders should not compete at the expense of peace and development.
- The President, accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto and other leaders kicked off a visit to four counties on Tuesday, starting with Baringo, where he commissioned the Chemususu Dam.
- President Kenyatta who received a rousing welcome from Rift Valley residents during a tour of Baringo and Nakuru counties unveiled projects worth billions of shillings.
“Competition is good in a democratic country, but it should be on development and manifestos but not hatred,” the President said.
“Some people, every time they utter a word, its hatred. Every Kenyan has a right to be in his country.”
He says the government is committed to ensure peace prevails and all parts of the country get their share of development.
The President, accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto and other leaders kicked off a visit to four counties on Tuesday, starting with Baringo, where he commissioned the Chemususu Dam.
“The Jubilee Government’s sole agenda is to unite people so that development can be realised,” he said.
“I am happy because the government remains united despite their efforts to bring divisions…our intention was not to only have the government but also to promote peace and unity of the country.”
President Kenyatta who received a rousing welcome from Rift Valley residents during a tour of Baringo and Nakuru counties unveiled projects worth billions of shillings.
He started his tour by commissioning the Chemususu Dam in Baringo County in the morning and also launched a water distribution system which, when complete, will supply more than 350,000 people in Baringo and Nakuru Counties.
The water supply system also comes complete with a treatment plant to purify the water before consumption. When completed, the dam and the water supply system will cost a total of more than Sh6 billion.
The dam has a capacity of 12 million cubic meters while the water supply system has a capacity to supply 35,000 cubic meters of water per day to parts of Baringo and Nakuru counties.
President Kenyatta will soon launch the Kirandich Dam in Kabarnet, which is even bigger that the Chemususu Dam.
He also announced that the government has allocated Sh380 million to equip the Eldama Ravine Hospital so that residents can have access to quality health care.
The President said the Government has also allocated Sh400 million to Kabarnet Hospital so that the facility can be equipped better facilities.
He also announced that the Government will tarmac the Kabarnet-Eldama Ravine road and also the Mogotio-Lake Bogoria Road.